Screws are fine. They have lower sheer strength but better in some aspects. There are pros and cons to all methods.
Thank you! Do you think you could help me with this?I’m an electrician by trade and not a carpenter. However, good wood screws are better than nails. A good battery drill and you’re in business.
I just built a stand for a large Formex coop and it was completely assemble with wood screws.
I have used screws....for decades and decades. I have yet to have any issues from doing so.Yes I have an impact driver to use! I just worry that screws will snap instead of bend like what google says haha so I am hesitant to just use screws. I also worry that it will split the wood? If the wood splits with the screw going in can i no longer use that piece? Im sorry! Im new to this!
My last coop was all screwed together. I just replaced it with a plastic set of coops. There are pros and cons to all types of fasteners so do some reading.Thank you! Do you think you could help me with this?
Ive read that screws are not good for framing because they will snap instead of bend with the frame during heavy weather and when there is a lot of weight in it? Is this going to pose a problem? Will the coop last a long time if made with screws?
Or get self drilling.I have used screws....for decades and decades. I have yet to have any issues from doing so.
My big coop is 8x14 built with screws about 7-8 years ago. Still standing strong. We get heavy wet snows every year here.
We roofed the 16x23 run this year using screws. I would not have done that if I was worried one bit about them breaking.
Pre-drill for the screws using a 1/8th inch drill bit to prevent splitting.
We used 3 inch exterior tork head screws for our coop ( $ 32.00 here in Wy. for 5 lbs.) Gets every thing drawn up much tighter and easy to remove in the future come expansion time .Hi everyone! Im about to start building a 5ftX12ft coop. I do not have a nail gun to put the frame together. My questions is if this is necessity or not. Do you have any suggestions to building the frame without having to purchase an expensive framing nailer that I cant afford? I want my coop to be safe but i also cant afford to dump 300+ dollars on a nail gun I will never use again. Any advice is appreciated! Thank you!